Eni Tests AUV for Environmental Monitoring

An AUV designed to carry out subsea environmental monitoring along predetermined tracks is being tested by Eni Norge. Together with its subsidiary Tecnomare, Eni Norge has completed the research and development project "CleanSea". The development of an AUV, carrying out sampling which is important as part of monitoring the marine environment, was one of the aims of the project. The AUV is equipped with multiple propellers, enabling it to stop, hold its position and adjust its movements as required and in response to sensor data. It is pre-programmed and carries out the job it is asked to do. The robot... (read more)
2013-11-29 02:27:40

Fugro GEOS Environmental And Marine Monitoring System

An environmental and marine monitoring system has been designed and commissioned by Fugro GEOS for Total’s new-build Usan FPSO. The real-time meteorological and marine data essential for safe offshore operations are provided by sensors located on a surface Wavescan buoy together with a range of instrumentation onboard the facility. Built at the Hyundai Heavy Industries Shipyard in South Korea, the 320 metre long Usan FPSO is a critical component in Total’s second biggest project offshore Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Prior to its three-month voyage to the Usan oilfield, Fugro GEOS’s environmental and marine monitoring system was installed onboard in South Korea.... (read more)
2012-06-22 12:00:00

Environmental Protection and Offshore Drive Innovation

"Green" technologies, offshore engineering and ship financing were the keynote areas at this year's SMM that closed on 10th September, a trio of subjects which will be vital for the future. These subjects were also prominent in the supporting programme, which comprised a large number of conferences and workshops. SMM 2010 gave a stimulus to the industry, with 2,003 exhibitors from 58 countries, and 50,000 trade visitors from all parts of the world. The largest group of visitors was from the shipowners and shipping companies, followed by machinery and plant manufacturers, and the shipbuilding and shipyard industry. 69% of the... (read more)
2010-09-13 10:14:58

Repeat Order For Subsea Environmental Monitoring System

Fastwave Communications has received a repeat order for its satellite based turbidity monitoring system. The system is part of Western Australia's largest marine monitoring project, being developed and implemented by Woodside Energy. Woodside is developing the giant Pluto gas project, located off the remote North West coast of Australia. The repeat order is to support an expansion of the marine monitoring system.   The world class monitoring program provides early detection of conditions that could affect coral reefs over 1100 square kilometres of the environmentally sensitive Mermaid Sound, where a major pipeline dredging project is underway to bring the gas... (read more)
2008-11-17 11:18:45

Imaging Lidar Environmental Monitoring Capabilities Highlighted

Teledyne Optech’s Coastal Zone Mapping and Imaging Lidar (CZMIL) system is a rapid environmental assessment tool for monitoring natural and man-made disasters. From detecting sewage pipe leaks, mapping oil slicks and measuring coastline changes after hurricanes, to counting underwater debris in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, CZMIL is able to identifying and monitoring oceanic environmental changes, especially in emergency scenarios. Presentations are held during Oceans’17 MTS/IEE Aberdeen, UK and the Teledyne CARIS International User Group Conference in Ottawa, Canada. At the Oceans '17 MTS/IEEE conference in Aberdeen, Scotland, senior scientist Dr. Viktor Feygels will present ‘CZMIL as a Rapid Environmental... (read more)
2017-06-15 08:57:56

Habitat Maps for Four Environmental Impact Assessments

Proteus FZC has delivered marine habitat maps for four Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA). Proteus completed the mapping components of the EIAs on behalf of oil & gas companies and engineering consulting firms. For the four projects, Proteus delivered classification maps of offshore marine habitats along with bathymetric data, all derived from high-resolution commercial satellite imagery. Two of the EIAs also required production of satellite-derived land use/land cover maps for terrestrial ecosystems. To create the classification maps, Proteus processed WorldView-2 imagery from DigitalGlobe and Pléiades data from Airbus Defence & Space. Protected habitats such as sea grasses and coral reefs were... (read more)
2015-03-20 08:52:37

Port-Log for ABP’s Environmental Monitoring

Associated British Ports (ABP) has contracted OceanWise to install Port-Log across all of ABP's 21 UK ports. The project has not required any of ABP's existing sensors to be replaced. A major benefit of Port-Log.net is its ability to accommodate a wide range of sensors from different manufacturers. Consequently, pressing deadlines for installing and testing the system were able to be met. The service utilises OceanWise' Smart Telemetry units to transmit data to a cloud server, providing real-time publishing of monitoring data direct to individual VTS centres at each Port Cluster, as well as to other users and devices at... (read more)
2017-01-17 11:28:56

Alpine Ocean Expands Environmental Data Collection

Alpine Ocean Seismic Survey, USA, has expanded its portfolio of environmental data collection services with the addition of a new suite of underwater video camera and sediment sampling technologies. The expanded offerings allow clients to take advantage of the latest environmental data collection technology on the market.   As part of the UK-based Gardline Marine Sciences Group, Alpine can now leverage both its own record, compiled over more than 50 years in the offshore survey industry, and Gardline's extensive resources and technologies. Alpine's data collection services apply to the entire offshore project lifecycle, from pre-consenting baseline characterisation and impact assessment,... (read more)
2011-08-22 10:22:38

R2SONIC Multibeam for Ecospan Environmental

UK-based Swathe Services has recently provided Ecospan Environmental with a complete R2SONIC multibeam echosounder package including TruePix and Raw Water Column options; HySweep data acquisition and post-processing software; Valeport sound velocity equipment and SMC motion sensor. The newly-delivered SONIC 2020 will complement and enhance current hydrographic survey capabilities. Ecospan plan to improve current survey methods by utilising backscatter and raw water column capabilities to assist in the environmental impact assessment of dredging and other harbour development activities. The SONIC 2020 is one of the latest multibeam echosounders available from R2SONIC. Capable of sitting in the palm of the hand, it... (read more)
2014-12-08 09:13:25

Senior Environmental Scientist for Woods Hole Group

Woods Hole Group, USA, has appointed environmental scientist Jerry J. Cura as a senior environmental scientist. Cura comes with his Ph.D. in biological oceanography from the University of Maine and over twenty years of experience in the field and as a principal in Menzie-Cura Associates.     He was the Chair and US Principal Representative to an international working group to develop risk based methods for assessing disposal of dredged material in marine and aquatic environments. Cura has also been published in the area of dredged material disposal evaluation methods, evaluating ecological impacts in marine and aquatic environments, and the... (read more)
2011-03-25 12:23:51
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